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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch The Trailer For "Mr. Happy Man" Featuring The Happiest Man In Bermuda

    If you're in need of a pick-me-up, this film may be just what the doctor ordered. It's called Mr. Happy Man and it spotlights Bermuda's most beloved resident, Johnny Barnes, as he goes around spreading joy in his own unique way.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Like Crazy' Soundtrack Features Paul Simon, M83, Stars & More

    Young long-distance love, spanning the Atlantic and the heartache that comes with it, sounds like it has the potential for a twee indie filmmaking nightmare, but for those of us at The Playlist who have taken in the film, "Like Crazy" is an honestly observed chronicle of a relationship strained under some considerable obstacles, powered by two strong performances in Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. The film starts rolling into theaters this weekend, but the soundtrack might be a good place to start to get you in the mood.

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  • The Playlist
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    Kerry Washington Confirmed As Broomhilda In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    After a raft of casting that has seen pretty much every role big and small get filled, the one big question mark remaining for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was who would take on the part of Broomhilda, the lead character's slave wife who is sold off and raped, setting Django on his mission to find her. Well, it's been cast and the name is one that has been kicking around for a while.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SAG Awards: Submissions for Nomination Consideration Due October 27

    The deadline for consideration for a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination is October 27. Actors may submit themselves or give permission to producers, studios and agents et al to submit on their behalf. Nominees will be selected by two separate film and television panels, each made up of 2,100 SAG members (randomly selected). Ballots are then mailed on November 23, with voting closing on December 12 and nominees announced on December 14. The SAG Awards take place on January 29.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Morelia Fest Four: The Arbor Revisited; Hermès: Hearts and Crafts; See You, Dad

    Meredith Brody reports back on Day Four of The Morelia International Film Festival in Patzcuaro, Mexico:Last May I saw The Arbor, by Clio Barnard, on the next-to-last day of the San Francisco International Film Festival. I was enchanted, disturbed, beguiled, and excited – it was my favorite film of the Festival. Which made me sad, because for the duration of the festival people had been continually asking what I’d seen that I liked, and this was the film that I would have liked to tell them about.

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  • The Playlist
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    Billy Bob Thornton Says He Hopes Fans Get A Kick Out Of Seeing Him Return As 'Bad Santa'

    In the last decade, Billy Bob Thornton has become associated with a litany of cantankerous, intimidating characters, via “Mr. Woodcock,” “Bad News Bears,” and of course, “Bad Santa.” Almost ten years after making “Bad Santa,” Thornton is planning to return to the role that made him a king of black comedy via a sequel to be penned by one of the two competing sets of writers. Given the positive experience Thornton had on the first film, he recently said that he hopes lightning will strike twice as he enters into the first sequel of his career.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Kerry Washington Will Be Jamie Foxx's Slave Wife Broomhilda In "Django Unchained"

    Well... she was rumored to be at the top of Quentin Tarantino's list for the part, from the get-go, so I guess this shouldn't be much of a surprise. Though I'm curious who else they looked at.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    "Shame" Branded with NC-17; Will Distributor Embrace Rating?

    "Shame" Branded with NC-17; Will Distributor Embrace Rating?

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  • The Playlist
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    Grace Kelly To Get 'The King's Speech' Treatment In Upcoming Film

    While we’re still unclear about which war Grace Kelly ended, producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam is moving ahead with a “The King’s Speech”-esque “not-a-biopic” biopic about the Oscar-winning actress-turned-Princess of Monaco. The movie will focus on the six-month period in 1962 when the city-state of Monaco got into a heated dispute with France, which had grown tired of the small principality being a tax haven. Kelly maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    GE and CINELAN Add Filmmakers to Focus Forward Three-Minute Film Initiative

    GE and CINELAN announce from The Doha Tribeca Film Festival that the following award-winning filmmakers will join Focus Forward, a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire: Lucy Walker (director, Waste Land), Eddie Schmidt (producer, Twist of Faith), Phil Cox (director, The Bengali Detective), Leslie Iwerks (director, The Pixar Story) and Stanley Nelson (director, Freedom Riders).

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